IND vs AUS: India will take on Australia in the 1st T20I of the Australia Tour of India 2022. Australia is touring India for a three-T20I series. The series will be a good warm-up for both teams for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October. Head to head, there have been 23 T20 encounters between the two, out of which India won 13. The stage is set for a cracking battle between two giant cricketing nations.
India is seeking to bounce back after a disappointing run at the Asia Cup 2022. The return of Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli’s form is the biggest positive for the men in blue. Australia, on the other hand, is coming in after clinching a clean sweep in the ODI series against New Zealand. However, they will miss the services of their star opener, David Warner. For the Indian side, Mohammed Shami was ruled out post-testing as Covid Positive. Umesh Yadav has been named as a replacement.
Match Details for IND vs AUS
Series: Australia Tour of India 2022
Date: 20th September 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Live streaming: Star Sports. Hotstar
Pitch Report for IND vs AUS
The surface of PCA stadium in Mohali has assisted batters in the past. However, early in the game, pacers can see some movement of the pitch. Dew would most likely settle in at a later stage. Hence, the toss will be crucial. Fielding first would be the best choice on this wicket.
Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Aaron Finch(captain), Matthew Wade(wicket-keeper), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Match Predictions for IND vs AUS
The team batting second will have a massive advantage considering the conditions in Mohali. However, both squads look pretty balanced. The only substantial difference between the two teams is the spinners. The Indian conditions suit the spinners best. Moreover, India has some quality spinners with vast experience. In that department, India has an edge over Australia. The home turf will also be an asset for them. Hence, after analyzing all the factors, India is the probable winner of this match.